A Sojourn Through the San Bernardino Valley: 1776 to the Present

Join us as we discover some of the rich heritage of the San Bernardino Valley and the important role it has played in Southern California for more than two centuries. Visit some of the historic sites associated with the arrival of the Spanish explorers, missionary priests, rancheros, citrus growers, the railroads and the military. Highlights include visits to Sycamore Grove; site of Michael White’s house (1843), owner of Rancho Muscupiabe; Agua Mansa memorial cemetery in Colton; San Bernardino Asistencia museum (1830–1834); Mormon Flume (irrigation ditch diverted from Waterman Canyon); Swarthout Logging Road; site of Indian Settlement of Guachama (1819); settlement Politana (1840s); and Zanja (first irrigation ditch in SB County, 1819). Meet for a no-host breakfast at Denny’s on Palm Avenue, just south of Kendall Drive, at 7 am. Bring good walking shoes, a camera, water, notebook, pencil or pen and clothing suitable for both warm and cold weather. Walking trips average no more than one mile.

Course No.: HIST 1015
Unit(s): 1/NC
Fee*: $83 (noncredit)/$140 (credit)
Time: 7 am–6 pm
Location: SAN BERNARDINO—Meet at Denny’s Restaurant, 5475 Palm Avenue, San Bernardino, California.
Directions: Take the 215 Freeway to the Palm Avenue/Kendall Drive exit. Turn left from the northbound exit; turn right from the southbound exit.
Instructor(s): Nicholas Cataldo, a local historian and author of numerous articles pertaining to the history of the Cajon Pass and the San Bernardino Valley.

Registration Open in Winter 2019

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Schedule of Classes

Schedule No.
Registration Deadline
Spring 2019
Nicholas Cataldo

* Fees are subject to change